The installation at the Institute of Texan Cultures is a rare and impressive example of immersive theater. The original production was about culture, not science, btw.
The Eames produced something very similar in their famous World Fair Expo pavilion for IBM in 1964. The World Expo 67 in Montreal featured a whole range of alternative, immersive moving image exhibits along these lines. You can find film of both on youTube. The immersive theater at the ITC comes from the same era — produced for the Hemisfair in 1968. If you widen your search beyond the moving image, per se, you can trace the whole medium back to to the big panorama rotundas of the 19th century. These often served the same purpose as the NYTimes product, in that they frequently portrayed "current events" (the definition of "current" has changed!) from far off places, especially military campaigns. This is a focus of my longterm research, as well as a medium I have worked in artistically, and I love talking about this stuff. Feel free to get in touch if you want to discuss it more! On that note, what is your end goal with this research? Cheers, Jason Jason Jay Stevens Flutter & Wow Museum Projects 1013 Fountain Street #1 Ann Arbor MI 48103 210.364.6305 > On Nov 4, 2015, at 9:15 AM, Tina Shah <tsh...@artic.edu> wrote: > > Hi, here are a couple of examples from the Electronic Visualization > Laboratory (EVL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). > > - CAVE2 - approximately 24 feet in diameter and 8 feet tall, and consists > of 72 near-seamless passive stereo off-axis-optimized 3D LCD panels, a > 36-node high-performance computer cluster, a 20-speaker surround audio > system, a 10-camera optical tracking system and a 100-Gigabit/second > connection to the outside world. CAVE2 provides users with a 320-degree > panoramic environment for displaying information at 37 Megapixels in 3D or > 74 Megapixels in 2D with a horizontal visual acuity of 20/20 - almost 10 > times the 3D resolution of the original CAVE. > https://www.evl.uic.edu/entry.php?id=2016 > Here's a performance that was done with the CAVE2 last year: > https://www.evl.uic.edu/entry.php?id=2016 > - Original CAVE - https://www.evl.uic.edu/pape/CAVE/ > > Tina > _______________________________________________ > You are currently subscribed to mcn-l, the listserv of the Museum Computer > Network (http://www.mcn.edu) > > To post to this list, send messages to: email@example.com > > To unsubscribe or change mcn-l delivery options visit: > http://mcn.edu/mailman/listinfo/mcn-l > > The MCN-L archives can be found at: > http://firstname.lastname@example.org/
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